Men’s Transformation Initiation Retreat

January 25th – January 29th 2024

Welcome to our Men’s Transformation Initiation Retreat, this is a rustic primitive camping retreat where we invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. This unique retreat is specifically designed for men who are seeking to dive deep into their authentic selves, embracing their emotions and connecting with their inner being.

APPLY: To ensure that this journey is in alignment with your specific requirements, we kindly request that you schedule a discovery call with us. This way, we can determine if we are the right fit for your needs and intentions. Booking a discovery call is free of charge. Please email me at or text at 561-341-1496.

The Journey

Set in the serene wilderness, our retreat offers a primitive camping experience that allows you to truly disconnect from the distractions of modern life and reconnect with nature. Surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the outdoors, you will find the perfect backdrop to embark on this transformative journey.

Throughout the retreat, we will guide you through a series of emotionally embodied practices that encourage you to delve into your feelings and emotions in a safe and supportive environment. These practices aim to help you release any emotional blocks or barriers that may be holding you back from fully embracing your authentic self. By connecting with your emotions, you will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and open up to new levels of self-acceptance and self-love.

Meditation will play a central role in this retreat, providing you with the tools to cultivate mindfulness and deepen your connection with the present moment. Through various meditation techniques, you will learn to quiet the mind, find inner peace, and tap into your inner wisdom. This practice will not only enhance your self-awareness but also help you navigate the challenges of daily life with greater clarity and resilience.

Tantra, an ancient practice that explores the integration of spirituality and sexuality, will also be a key component of our retreat. Through tantric practices, you will learn to harness and channel your sexual energy, cultivating a deeper sense of intimacy and connection with yourself and others. These practices will empower you to embrace your sensuality, enhance your ability to communicate, and foster more fulfilling relationships.

As you embark on this transformative journey, you will be surrounded by a supportive community of like-minded men who are also on their own paths of self-discovery.

Through shared experiences, discussions, and bonding activities, you will have the opportunity to connect with others who are on a similar journey, creating a sense of brotherhood and support that will last far beyond the retreat.

Our goal is to provide you with a nurturing and empowering experience that allows you to explore and embrace your most authentic self. By the end of this retreat, you will leave with a renewed sense of purpose, a deeper connection to your emotions, and a greater understanding of how to live a more fulfilling and authentic life. Join us on this transformative journey of self-discovery and open yourself up to a world of infinite possibilities.

What to expect:

Please be aware that our Men’s Transformation Initiation Retreat offers a rustic and primitive experience in a natural, wilderness setting. It is essential to understand that this retreat is not designed to provide a spa-like atmosphere or luxurious accommodations. Instead, we encourage participants to embrace the simplicity of the retreat, disconnect from modern distractions, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

As we are situated in Florida, it is crucial to acknowledge the presence of bugs and insects in the area. While we do our best to minimize their impact, it is advisable to bring bug spray to protect yourself. Please note that encounters with spiders, ants, ticks, and various other bugs and insects are possible. However, it is worth noting that the timing of our retreat has been carefully chosen to coincide with a period in Florida when insect activity is generally minimal.

We believe that this immersion in nature, with its rustic charm and occasional encounters with bugs, adds to the authenticity of the retreat experience. It offers an opportunity to reconnect with the natural world and gain a deeper appreciation for the simplicity and beauty it provides. However, if you have concerns about insects or are seeking a luxurious and pampering retreat, we kindly suggest considering alternative options better suited to your preferences.


Thursday: Setting Intentions and Opening Ceremony

Our transformative journey begins on Thursday as we gather around a sacred campfire. This intimate gathering allows us to forge connections and share the powerful reasons that have brought us together. As the flames dance before us, we will partake in a profound opening ceremony, releasing our deepest desires into the universe. Witness the smoke rise, carrying our intentions to the heavens.

Friday: Self-Awareness and Inner Exploration

Awaken to a nourishing breakfast on Friday, preparing you for a day of self-discovery and inner exploration. Find solace in a serene session of meditation and yoga, harmonizing your mind, body, and spirit amidst the breathtaking beauty of nature. Following these practices, we will gather to delve into the various aspects of your inner self—the child, the nurturer, and the higher self. Embrace a journey of personal growth and profound self-awareness.

After our meditative activities and enlightening lecture, embark on a mindful hike to the springs, immersing yourself in the gentle embrace of nature’s tranquility. Absorb the wisdom whispered by the wind as you meander through captivating landscapes. Back at camp, a hearty lunch will provide an opportunity for introspection and a deeper understanding of how these inner aspects manifest in our lives. Connect with fellow brothers, or seize the moment for meaningful journaling.

Come together once more for a brief lecture on creating an inward sanctuary to honor and nurture these inner aspects.

As the day winds down, let the spirit of collaboration envelop you as we prepare a delectable dinner as a team. Fear not if you lack culinary expertise, for there will be non-cooking tasks available during our preparations. This shared cooking experience will cultivate a sense of connection and camaraderie, allowing us to savor our meal by the campfire while reflecting upon the day’s revelations.

Following dinner, venture into the rustic game room, where friendly pool matches and an array of fun games await. As we curate a playlist from the jukebox, the air will be charged with vibrant energy. Alternatively, surrender to the allure of the animal farm or relax at the campsite, indulging in well-deserved rest and contemplation.

Saturday: Healing and Processing

Awaken to another nourishing breakfast on Saturday, preparing yourself for a day dedicated to healing and processing. Our morning will commence with yoga and meditation, gently guiding you into a space of inner harmony. Engage in a profound lecture on healing the inner aspects, listening attentively to their needs and understanding their roots.

Following the lecture, weather permitting, we will return to the springs, immersing ourselves in embodied practices to release any lingering negative emotions held by our inner aspects. This transformative experience will leave you feeling lighter and more at peace, ready to embrace profound self-love.

Upon returning to camp for lunch, we will gather in sacred circle to share our experiences and gain further clarity in this transformative process. Engage in practices that foster a sense of support among your brothers, nurturing the bonds that have formed.

As the day draws to a close, we will once again join forces to prepare a communal dinner, reveling in the warmth of the campfire’s glow. Following this nourishing meal, the evening is yours to connect, engage in playful activities, or retreat into a space of reflection and inner contemplation.

Sunday: Integration and Manifestation

On Sunday, awaken to a breakfast that nourishes both body and soul as we prepare for the final stages of our journey. Engage in yoga and meditation, allowing these practices to seamlessly flow into a lecture on integrating and manifesting the transformations experienced during our time together. Discover the key to translating these profound shifts into lasting change in your everyday life.

Weather permitting, we will return to the springs for a rejuvenating hike and swim, indulging in play and self-awareness as we reflect upon the aspects of our lives we desire to shift and change. Enjoy a light picnic lunch, savoring the flavors while contemplating the path ahead.

Upon returning to camp, you will be encouraged to embark on a transformative ritual. Take the time to write down everything you are choosing to release from your life, allowing the words to flow onto the pages of your journal. This cathartic act will pave the way for new beginnings.

As the sun sets, gather around the sacred fire for a ceremonial offering, symbolically releasing what no longer serves us. Join the community dinner that follows, embracing the sense of connection and camaraderie that has blossomed during our time together. The evening offers opportunities for connection, playfulness, and deep reflection.

Those leaving on Sunday evening will pack up their camp during dinner preparations. Ceremony is set to conclude by 7pm.

Monday: Leaving the Campsite as We Found It

On Monday morning, savor a light breakfast as we prepare for our departure. We dedicate this morning to community clean-up, a chance to give back the love that Mother Nature has bestowed upon us throughout our stay. Leaving the campsite by 10:00am, we bid farewell

About the venue:

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and join us for an unforgettable extended weekend getaway in the serene woods of Fort White, FL. Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of Ichetucknee Springs Campground, this hidden gem has been a beloved destination for over four decades, embodying the true essence of old Florida charm.

Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance as you settle into our primitive campsites, thoughtfully tucked away among majestic hundred-year-old oak trees and lush green foliage. Our site offers a cozy and intimate setting, allowing you to unwind and enjoy the privacy that nature generously provides. While we encourage you to disconnect from the digital world, we understand the need to stay connected. That’s why our campsite offers a touch of modernity with a little electricity to keep your phones charged.

In addition to the natural splendor that surrounds you, Ichetucknee Springs Campground offers an array of amenities to enhance your experience. Refresh yourself in the rustic yet convenient bathrooms and showers, ensuring your comfort throughout your stay. Need a playful break? Head to the game room and indulge in some friendly competition with fellow retreat participants.

But that’s not all – keep your eyes peeled for the delightful furry friends that call this enchanting campground home. Goats, pigs, chickens, and affectionate dogs roam freely across the expansive 20-acre property, adding an extra touch of warmth and charm to your retreat experience. Their presence will surely bring a smile to your face and make you feel even closer to nature.

Your Host Casaundra Hope

Casaundra Hope, a Tantric Shamanic Intimacy Coach, has not only hosted dozens of workshops in the past six years but also had a background in public speaking before transitioning into coaching. With her expertise in improving sex lives and relationships through embodied intimacy, Casaundra combines her personal journey of overcoming addiction and trauma with professional training as a Trauma Informed Tantric Shamanic Intimacy Coach.

Her unique approach, rooted in sacred sexuality and deep connection, has empowered men and women on their path of self-discovery, healing from past traumas, and cultivating authenticity. Casaundra’s extensive knowledge in psychology, trauma healing, and personal growth, along with her experience as a mentor, has made her a trusted figure in the field.

Assistant Host Chris Scott

Casaundra Hope will be supported by her loving husband, Christopher Scott. As a dedicated practitioner of Tantra since 2020, Chris brings support like no other. His love and dedication have not only deepened their connection as a couple but have also made him an invaluable pillar of strength and motivation for Casaundra. With his unwavering support, Casaundra’s leadership shines even brighter, creating an environment that fosters growth, healing, and transformation for all retreat participants.

What to bring:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag (optional cot or blow-up mattress)
  • Pillow and blanket
  • Lantern or flashlight
  • Battery-operated fan
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking shoes or comfortable sneakers for hiking
  • Flip flops or slides
  • Towel (one for showers and one for swimming) and toiletries
  • Non-perishable personal snacks of your choosing
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Comfortable clothing (I will keep you updated on the weather so we can all pack accordingly)
  • Swimming shorts
  • Water shoes
  • Journal
  • Something to sit on, such as a chair, mat, or backjack
  • Any additional items you would like to bring along

Feel free to bring anything else that you think would enhance your camping experience.

Accommodations include:

  • You will be provided with refreshing water and scrumptious meals served three times a day.
  • For added convenience, you have the option to rent a cozy two-person tent, a pristine sleeping bag, a reliable lantern, and a battery-operated fan at a nominal fee of $111.


Please find below the schedule and logistics for our upcoming retreat:

  • Arrival: Please plan to arrive between 4pm and 8pm on Thursday, January 25th.
  • Opening Ceremony: The opening ceremony will commence between 8pm and 9pm on the same day.
  • Departure: You are welcome to depart anytime between Sunday at 7pm, after the closing ceremony, and Monday at 10am.
  • Sunday night Stay: For those who choose to stay for the Sunday overnight, a light breakfast will be served on Monday morning.

We kindly request that you adhere to these timings to ensure a smooth and organized experience for all participants. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Please note the following information regarding electricity availability and directions to the campground:

  • Electricity for Phone Charging: There will be limited electricity available for phone charging purposes. Please plan accordingly and keep in mind that access to power may be limited.
  • Campground Location: The campground is situated in a rural area, accessible via a dirt road. It is important to trust your GPS for navigation. In my experience, Google GPS has reliably provided accurate directions to the location.

We hope this clarifies any concerns or questions you may have. If you require any further assistance or have additional inquiries, please feel free to reach out. We are here to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all participants.

Ichetucknee Springs Campground

245 SW Breckenridge Ln

Fort White, FL 32038


We are pleased to inform you that three meals will be provided to you each day during your stay. Please note that the standard meals we offer are not specifically vegetarian or vegan. However, we can make options available upon request. We will discuss this further during our upcoming call to ensure all dietary needs are accommodated.

As we approach January, we will provide you with detailed menu information, allowing you to plan accordingly and make any necessary adjustments or requests.

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the meals or dietary accommodations, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We want to ensure that you have a satisfying and enjoyable dining experience throughout your time with us.

Physical Limitations:

Before joining our Men’s Transformation Initiation Retreat, it is crucial to understand the physical demands and terrain of our program. Throughout the retreat, participants will engage in activities that involve hiking, sitting, and laying on uneven ground. While the majority of the land is relatively flat, it is important to note that there may be certain physical impairments or conditions that could hinder one’s enjoyment or ability to fully participate in these activities.

We prioritize the safety and well-being of all our participants and encourage open communication regarding any physical limitations or concerns. If you have specific impairments or conditions that may impact your experience, we kindly request that you inform us in advance so that we can assess the feasibility of accommodating your needs and provide appropriate guidance or alternatives.

We aim to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all participants, and understanding your individual circumstances allows us to ensure that the retreat is as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible for everyone involved.


APPLY: To ensure that this journey is in alignment with your specific requirements, we kindly request that you schedule a discovery call with us. This way, we can determine if we are the right fit for your needs and intentions. Booking a discovery call is free of charge. Please email me at or text at 561-341-1496.

Cost is inclusive of retreat and food.

Early Bird: $444 per person providing their own personal camping supplies

Early Bird with Rental: $555 per person renting Basic Supplies (tent, unused sleeping bag, lantern and fan)


We understand that plans sometimes change, and we want to make sure you feel confident and secure when booking our event. Our cancellation policy is designed to provide flexibility while also ensuring fairness to both parties involved.

If you decide to cancel your reservation ten days or more prior to the event, we are pleased to offer a full refund of your payment. This means that you can book with peace of mind, knowing that you have the option to change your plans if necessary.

In the event that you need to cancel within ten days of the event, we will still refund your payment, with a small deduction of $100. This allows us to cover any administrative costs incurred due to late cancellation. We believe this policy strikes a balance between accommodating unforeseen circumstances and honoring our commitment to other attendees.

Please note that cancellations made on the day prior or day of the event are non-refundable. We hope you understand that this policy is necessary to ensure the smooth operation of our event and to respect the time and resources invested by our organizers and staff.

Additionally, if inclement weather forces us to cancel the event, rest assured that you will receive a full refund. We value your safety and want to provide you with the best possible experience, even if external factors intervene.

We strive to make your experience with us as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding our cancellation policy, please do not hesitate to reach out to our dedicated customer service team.


In addition, we would like to inform you that our event takes place in Florida, where rain showers are relatively common. Therefore, rain showers alone will not be considered a valid reason for event cancellation. We understand that occasional rain is a typical part of the Florida weather experience, and our event will proceed as scheduled unless there are more severe weather conditions.

Furthermore, please be aware that our event is scheduled to take place in January. While we want to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all attendees, we will not cancel the event solely due to cold weather, as long as the temperatures are predicted to be above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. We recommend dressing appropriately for the weather conditions to ensure your comfort throughout the event.

We believe that by maintaining these guidelines, we can continue to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for all participants while taking into account the specific weather patterns of the region and the time of year.